50,000 folks march throughout Australia’s Harbour Bridge for WorldPride2 min read
As many as 50,000 folks marched throughout Sydney’s Harbour Bridge to have a good time the ultimate day of the 2023 WorldPride pageant.
Sydney,UPDATED: Mar 5, 2023 13:24 IST
People march throughout the Sydney Harbour Bridge as a part of the 2023 WorldPride pageant in Sydney, Australia (Reuters picture)
By Reuters: Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese joined 50,000 revelers on Sunday in a march throughout Sydney’s Harbour Bridge to have a good time the ultimate day of WorldPride pageant.
The crowd, decked out in rainbow flags and vibrant outfits, streamed throughout the bridge on Sunday morning in sight of the enduring Opera House, simply off to their left.
“This is just a great celebration and it’s symbolic of bringing people together, the unity, that’s what a bridge does,” mentioned Albanese.
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“Over the last 17 days it has been a great moment of unity and celebrating the diversity in Australian society and also sending a message to the world that we’re enriched by it.”
Sydney is the primary metropolis within the southern hemisphere to host WorldPride, a world pageant celebrating the LGBTQIA+ group.
The 17-day pageant coincides with the fifth anniversary of Australia passing marriage equality laws.
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“I’m very proud to be marching with the community that I love so much and celebrate how far things have come,” mentioned “Jurassic Park” star Sam Neill in the course of the march.
Sharlene Dixon, who travelled from Perth for the march, mentioned she was moved to tears by the procession of “78’ers” who led the march. The group is made up of individuals of the primary Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 1978.
“I was in tears on the parade watching them, everything they’ve done and where we’ve come has just been great. I was able to marry my wife and have a normal life, so to speak, so it’s pretty great.”
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Mar 5, 2023